Hung claims record-breaking win in China

Mon 09 Jun 2014

Hung claims record-breaking win in China

  • SHARE
June 9: Rising star Hung Chien-yao of Chinese Taipei banked on his experience of playing on the Asian Development Tour (ADT) to claim a sensational 10-shot victory over Philip Matsson of Thailand at the Ford New Mondeo Open in Chengdu, China, on Sunday.
The 21-year-old Hung,  a one-time ADT winner and reigning Order of Merit winner on his domestic circuit, inked his name into the record books when he first broke his personal 18-hole record in the third round with a nine-under-par 62.
He followed up on that remarkable feat by compiling a four-day total of 24-under-par 264 to leave his rivals trailing in his wake at the Grand Hill International Golf Club.
“I haven’t been doing well for the last few months actually. I’m really happy with how I played this week. It’s like a turning point for me. I gained back a lot of confidence and I hope I can continue to do well,” said Hung, who took home the winner’s prize purse of RMB 324,000.
Thailand’s Kwanchai Tannin settled for a share of fourth while six-time Asian Tour winner Lin Wen-tang of Chinese Taipei took sixth place on 277 total.
Meanwhile in Shanghai, Singapore’s Quincy Quek marked his best finish this season by closing with a 74 to take third place at the PGA Tour China Series’ Lanhai Open.
Quek, who opened with a 65 to take the first round lead, finished eight shots back of winner David McKenzie of Australia at the Lan Hai International Golf Club after a 280 total.
ADT Order of Merit leader Chan Shih-chang of Chinese Taipei settled for a share of 10th place while Australian Marcus Both, who won the ICTSI Philippine Open last month, finished tied-63rd after a disappointing 301.
Over at the PGA Championship Nissin Cupnoodles Cup in Japan, EurAsia Cup star Koumei Oda of Japan, closed with a 71 to finish one shot back of winner and compatriot Taichi Teshima, securing a share of second place.
Oda’s EurAsia Cup teammates, Hideto Tanihara of Japan and reigning Asian Tour Order of Merit winner Kiradech Aphibarnrat of Thailand, settled for tied-11th and tied-28th respectively at the Golden Valley Golf Club.
American Berry Henson, a one-time Asian Tour winner, closed with a 72 to take a share of 17th place at the European Tour’s Lyoness Open in Austria.
Henson finished nine shots back of Sweden’s Mikael Lundberg, who closed with a sizzling 65 to win the tournament at the Diamond Country Club.
EurAsia Cup stars Joost Luiten and Miguel Jimenez finished third and tied-fifth respectively while Rikard Karlberg of Sweden, a two-time winner in Asia, took a share of 25th place on 287.